When I think about my internship ending, I feel fulfilled but also anxious. I am really happy about what I have accomplished as a photo intern and all the assignments and projects I completed. My portfolio has improved immensely, and I have so much more confidence in my abilities as a photographer. Completing the PDXSX program is definitely going to be one of my proudest accomplishments.
But with the end of the program and my internship soon approaching, I feel anxious because I have had such a good time working at my newspaper internship, and I have enjoyed the people I work with every day. I’m worried that a work environment like this won’t come along again for a while. So I am saddened by the idea that I have to move on so soon from a job I enjoy. And unfortunately the talk with my supervisor just confirmed my notion that there isn’t any money to hire people at the paper, so if I stay on longer, I won’t be making any money.
However, I know there are great and exciting opportunities ahead of me, and I just have to remember to enjoy the journey. I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for me even though I am pretty freaked out. 🙂